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depressionEven people who show a clear depression treatment response with antidepressant medications continue to experience classic depression symptoms sadness, decreased concentration and insomnia according to one of the largest studies on depression treatment. The study appears in the April print issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Published in Depression

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Men who had a history of eczema or asthma or generally had a lower risk of developing cancer, according to a new published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 

The study carried out by researchers at INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier, the Research Centre of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, and McGill University show that male eczema sufferers had a lower risk of lung cancer while those with a history of asthma had a similar effect in relation to stomach cancer.

Published in Cancer

dementia-woman-standing-outsideMany people mistakenly use the terms Alzheimer's disease and dementia interchangeably, though Alzheimer's disease and dementia do not have the same meaning. Dementia describes a collection of symptoms which may be but are not necessarily caused by Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. Making a distinction between Alzheimer's disease and dementia can mean the difference between disease progression and proper disease treatment.

Published in Alzheimers

elderly_women_pair_alzheimers_diseasePeople with Alzheimer's disease tend to have lower glucose utilization in the brain than people who are not inflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and that those decreased levels may be detectable approximately 20 years prior to the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, according to new researcher from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

This new finding could lead to the development of novel therapies to prevent the eventual onset of Alzheimer's disease.

The study is published online in the journal Translational Neuroscience.

Published in Alzheimers

George_HamiltonWhen it comes to melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer, having money may cost you. A new study indicates non-Hispanic, white teens and young women living in the most affluent neighborhoods were nearly 600% more likely to be diagnosed with melanoma as their counterparts living in the poorest neighborhoods.

The study was published online today, and it will appear in the July issue of Archives of Dermatology.

Published in Melanoma

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